Sunday, September 6, 2009

A New Strategy For Afghanistan

I must have missed the briefing where Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced this new tactic for protecting the Afghan people:

Aid group says U.S. troops raid Afghan hospital

KABUL (Reuters) – U.S. troops burst into a Swedish charity-run hospital in Afghanistan and tied up patients’ relatives and staff, the charity said on Sunday, in what it called a breach of deals between the military and aid groups.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) said soldiers had entered its hospital in Wardak, south of Kabul, on Wednesday evening without explanation and conducted a search, including of female wards and toilets.

“Upon entering the hospital they tied up four employees and two family members of patients at the hospital. SCA staff as well as patients (even those in beds) were forced out of rooms/wards throughout the search,” SCA said in a statement. …

When the soldiers left, hospital staff were told to report any potential insurgents they treated to the NATO forces, the Swedish group said.

I dunno, makes me proud. How about you?

1 comment:

Woody (Tokin Librul/Rogue Scholar/ Helluvafella!) said...

Everything we do in Afghanistan makes me proud: from killing civilians, to sybaritic festivities for the guards, to now this.